|[Photo of Lincoln's Tomb from wikipedia]|
Sometimes, it seems that nothing is sacred, or off limits, any more. And sometimes, it seems that some white collar criminals have absolutely no consciences or sense of shame. I am referring to the reported theft of a three-foot-long copper sword from atop President Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Illinois. Authorities have indicated that they have no clue who did it or when it occurred.
We have previously discussed here the problem of the growing copper theft epidemic. But this crime goes beyond that problem. This crime offends the honor of a deceased president and strikes at the heart of all we hold dear and sacred in our society.
Sadly, due to budget cuts, security had been removed from the site over a decade ago. And sadly, in my opinion, this is just another sign that some criminals have no sense of shame and that it sometimes appears we are all going to Hell in a handbasket.
What do you think?